8-Tuff Duffer–The popular annual foot race across St. John attracts athletes and antics

It’s 5am on a Saturday and not only am I up and dressed, I’m headed to town, a.k.a. Cruz Bay.  The early bird catches the sunrise, after which I’ll be hoofing it over the [...]

St. John Gym is Free for All–Miles of hiking trails and hundreds of places to swim make St. John the best natural gym

The first month of every year brings out the eager in all of us. Gyms across the country are packed with anxious humans lifting this and bouncing that. In a few weeks the classes will thin out [...]

Villa, Hot Tub, Massage – Oh My

St. John has more vacation villas than hotel rooms. In fact, only Caneel Bay resort and a few independent condo owners rent rooms by the night. Almost all visitors to St. John are here for a week [...]

Carnival Days

Carnival Days St. John may be small, but it puffs up during the month of June and explodes on July 4th with the annual Carnival festival. Each of the Caribbean islands has their own form of [...]

Dude Drop

Dude Drop On a recent hike up the Ram’s Head trail on the south shore of St. John’s Virgin Island National Park I came upon something I wasn’t expecting to see. At the very top of the trail, [...]

Surfing St. John

Surfing St. John While St. John may not be known for its surfing, there are a few hidden places around the island where avid surfers can be found riding the waves. Not the safest surfing [...]

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday Sundays are, without question, the best day of the week on St. John. With more places of worship than restaurants, St. John is a blessed and peaceful place on Sunday mornings. [...]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone I know it’s hard to imagine that a tropical vacation in a luxury vacation villa couldn’t get any better, but if you’re on St. John, oh my, let us count the ways. St. John [...]